Review: ‘Man of Steel’ Ressurects Superman

Man of Steel director Zack Snyder had a daunting task ahead of him – how to re-launch a Superman film (and hopeful series) that stands apart from the Richard Donner classics and stands on it’s own. With the help of executive producer Christopher Nolan and writer David S. Goyer, Snyder … Continue reading

News Round-Up: Danny Boyle’s ‘Trance’ Trailer, Christopher Nolan, ‘Catching Fire’, ‘Y: The Last Man’

Trance: The first trailer for Danny Boyle’s Trance was released this morning. Starring “James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel and Rosario Dawson and McAvoy plays Simon, an assistant at an auction house who masterminds an art heist and teams up with a gang of thieves, but suffers a blow to the head … Continue reading

‘Man of Steel’ Trailer 2

The newest trailer for Zack Snyder’s Superman epic Man of Steel was released this morning. It features a deeper look into the story of Clark Kent and his struggles to understand who he is, where he comes from, and if he has an obligation to share his power with the … Continue reading

‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Blu-ray Will Include 30 minutes Of New Footage; Bane’s Origin (Rumor?)

Many of us are lamenting the end of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, but according to Nukethefridge.com there is still more to look forward to. The upcoming Blu-ray release of The Dark Knight Rises will include 30 minutes of footage that was cut from the theatrical version. Nolan’s first ever director’s cut … Continue reading

Fear, Causality, and Hope: The Dominant Themes in Nolan’s Batman Trilogy

Now that The Dark Knight Rises has been in theaters for over a month and many have seen it more than once, it’s time for some reflection. But let’s take this a step further and look at the themes throughout the entire trilogy. This isn’t a list to determine which of the … Continue reading

Fear, Causality, and Hope: The Dominant Themes in Nolan’s Batman Trilogy

Now that The Dark Knight Rises has been in theaters for over a month and many have seen it more than once, it’s time for some reflection. But let’s take this a step further and look at the themes throughout the entire trilogy. This isn’t a list to determine which … Continue reading

I Love You, Now Change: Eight Film Adaptations Done Right

Developing into one of the biggest disappointments in the last 15 years, Hollywood has seen a massive backlash in public favor for repeatedly recycling stories and iconic fiction. In this brief period, studios have managed to turn terms like “remake,” “reimagining,” “reboot,” and, their blanket category, “adaptation,” into dirty words. … Continue reading

Batman and ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Coverage Recap

You may be burnt out on Batman and The Dark Knight Rises, but just in case you aren’t, I’m here to provide a recap of all the coverage on the film and Batman from us here at Cultural Transmogrifier. Over the past eight months we eagerly anticipated the film like … Continue reading

Batman Shouldn’t Exist: How the Greatest, Most Awesome Detective Misunderstands Crime and Society

Despite rabid fanboys trolling the editor-in-chief at Rotten Tomatoes into disabling comments on the site and issuing a “come at me bro” statement defending critics’ rights to um, think, early reviews of The Dark Knight Rises have not been nearly as positive as those for The Dark Knight. This was inevitable—too … Continue reading

The 20 Biggest Flaws of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

Concluding a beloved trilogy is an unenviable task for any filmmaker, largely because of the unrealistically high demands heaped on by fans delighting in being impossible to please. With the window of success proving to be razor thin, the third and final chapter must accomplish a litany of things simultaneously. … Continue reading